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MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 9:00am PST
medical marijuana law, 18 states and the district of columbia permit it for medicinal use. rhode island and maine are the next states looking to legalize the drug. the movement reflects an increasing acceptance. half of all americans support legalizing it, up from 31% in 2001. what are the implications regarding legalization both at home and south of the border? and are the new laws in washington and colorado a game changer in mexican-american relations. for the current issue of "new york" magazine benjamin wallace-wells pens the title "the end of prohibition" he argues u.s. drug policy has shifted, quote, without really acknowledging it, we are beginning to experiment with a negotiated surrender. benjamin, there are many people i know not naming names who would like to see the white flag waved on the war on drugs. i will point you to a "washington post" editorial yesterday that talks about decriminalization but warns it is not yet clear how a quasi legal pot industry might operate in colorado and waugs or what its public health effects will be. it could be these are harbingers o
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 9:00am PST
preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. >>> cool droughnes, cool drones >> drones are there. >> and when they're not on the front lines, they're on stage as a world famous boy band. ♪ singing and dancing, protecting our nation ♪ ♪ drones are a necessary evil >> that was saturday night live's take on the not so secret u.s. drone program. "the new york times" reported this weekend on a secret plan by the white house to draft a new set of guidelines on how the program would work if mitt romney were elected. we'll look at the renewed controversy over one of america's worst-kept secrets next, on "now." >>> this weekend "the new york times" reported the obama administration has begun drafting more specific rules for how drones are used for the targeted killing of suspected terrorists. some obama officials were even worry bed how their top-secret program might be used by a romney administration. the drone attacks here are controversial because the obama administration has not
MSNBC
Nov 21, 2012 9:00am PST
congressman boehner today saying that the president's health care law adds a massive expensive unworkable government program at a time when our national debt already exceeds the size of ur country's entire economy, we can't afford it, we can't afford to leave it intact and goes on to say that's why he's been clear that law has to stay on the table as both parties discuss ways to solve our nation's massive debt. i made an error. i just realized i made an error and need to correct myself. that is not a new message. >> it's not. >> the same thing. if i'm not mistaken, correct me if i'm wrong, this goes back to the debt ceiling negotiations from last summer when they just threw that on the table. what speaker boehner and the republicans can't do legislatively and they've tried, time and time again to repeal obama care, and have failed, they're trying to, you know, thrust this in a situation in a must-do situation. and quite frankly, you know, the supreme court came out and said the law is constitutional, they've tried time and time again in the house for sure, in congress, to repeal it. they
MSNBC
Nov 28, 2012 9:00am PST
better option. right now, as we speak, congress can pass a law that would prevent a tax hike on the first $250,000 of everybody's income. everybody's. and that means that 98% of americans and 97% of small businesses wouldn't see their income taxes go up by a single dime. 98% of americans, 97% of small businesses would not see their income taxes go up by a single dime. even the wealthiest americans would still get a tax cut on the first $250,000 of their income. so it's not like folks who make more than $250,000 aren't getting a tax break too. they're getting a tax break on the first $250,000 like everybody else. families and small businesses would, therefore, be able to enjoy some peace of mind heading intoes christmas and heading into the new year. and it would give us more time next year to work together on a comprehensive plan to bring down our deficits, to streamline our tax system, do it in a balanced way. including asking the wealthiest americans to pay a little more so we can still invest in things like education and training and science and research. now, i know some of this
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